Jesus christ superstar Promo
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LaVigne plays the Son of God with earnest emotion and heartbreaking vulnerability. He makes a larger-than-life character appear as "just a man," something that is dizzyingly realistic at points. LaVigne's portrayal of Jesus is captivating, emotional and the true focal point of the show.
Aaron LaVigne’s Jesus, with a guitar strapped on and ready to rock, stands at a mic to address his flock. LaVigne’s “Rent” and symphonic experience are evident on songs requiring a boundless range — “Gethsemane,” in particular.
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He plays the son of God with a meekness the role demands, and portrays deep emotion during the betrayal and heartbreak of the crucifixion. LaVigne also boasts a powerful voice and plays a mean guitar throughout the show.
His best moment is “Gethsemane,” which starts softly as a ballad and builds to a screaming and agonizing finish. LaVigne gets to use every bit of his considerable talent, including his spot-on falsetto.
Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Paul McCartney, The Avett Brothers, and Jeff Buckley had a baby. Aaron LaVigne is that baby.
Aaron LaVigne grew up in Cincinnati, OH where his love of music started since before he could speak. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Motown Artists taught him the language of music while inspiring him to sing, pick up multiple instruments, and write songs.
Aaron made New York City his base after graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Northern Kentucky University, where he has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Broadway Tours, with Symphonies, in Lower East Side rock clubs, on the high seas, & in concert halls across multiple continents. He recorded & released two original studio albums in Brooklyn & Cincinnati. Portraying Jesus in the 50th Anniversary Tour Andrew of Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ Superstar is a true honor.